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Why Don’t We – Love Back | Lyrics Meaning Explained

Why Don’t We has ushered in a brand new era with a brand new single “Love Back.” The song is about moving on, or at least trying to do so. After every serious relationship, everyone finds themselves in between holding on and moving on. In the song, the band asks for the love they spent on their exes.

Why Don’t We returns from their highly successful second studio album ‘The Good Times and The Bad Ones’ released in January 2021. This album spawned some hits such as “Fallin’ (Adrenaline),” “Grey,” and “Lotus Inn.” With the release of the new single, Why Don’t We officially begins the era of their third studio album, which is yet to be named.

Announcing the new single, Why Don’t We said: “use our new song love back to text your ex” to their fans. They did not stop there. Band’s frontman, Daniel Seavey followed suit and released a clip of him texting his ex-girlfriend, and things almost spiraled out of control.

Listen to “Love Back” by Why Don’t We

Why Don’t We “Love Back” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review

Verse 1

In the first verse of the song, Daniel Seavey looks at the aftermath of his relationship that just ended. He sees memories of her all around his room. They look good from afar, but when he gets close, he sees the cracks in each item. This is symbolic of their relationship that looked cut and polished on the outside but was charred on the inside. However, Daniel is having a hard time moving on. Her fingerprints are all over his heart right now. Those clutches hold him back from moving on.


In these lyrics, Corbyn Besson sings how he gave his relationship all he had.

Showed you what heaven could taste like
Put it on my tab

His relationship has been expensive. He showed her what heaven on earth is, bathing her in everything sweet and delicious. But this was not enough to make it work and he is willing to let it all slide. He only wants his love back, which is the least likely thing he could recover.


In the hook of the song, all the members of Why Don’t We sing in unison asking for their love back. They say that they have spent all their quotas of love on their exes which makes it hard for them to move on. This song is going to be very relatable to a lot of people!

Verse 2

In the second verse of the song, Jonah Marais sings that his ex took the best part about him and ruined it. He feels as if his love was drained out from him and any part left of his heart was ripped out of his body and held far from his reach. Nobody really runs out of love. They only feel like they have been drained as long as they are holding on to the past. Maybe he cared too much (because it has been nine months since their breakup)!! But none of these are any excuses to lament on spilled milk.

What do you think about this song? Have you ever felt like you were drained of love? Let us hear in the comments below. Check out the complete lyrics on Genius.

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